Was 1984 The Best Year Ever For Summer Movies?

Have you noticed that a lot of really awesome things are celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year? The Macintosh computer, Tetris, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? 1984 was also a really good year for movies, but I'll go farther than that: This particular week in 1984 was probably the best week ever to see a movie… » 6/25/14 8:00pm 6/25/14 8:00pm

Apple Is Probably Going to Run a Sequel to its “1984” Ad Today

30 years ago. The Los Angeles Raiders are slaughtering the Washington Redskins at halftime. You decide it's time for a refill on your Crystal Light. You're headed to the kitchen when something stops you in your tracks—a chick with a Brigitte Nielsen haircut and a hammer, running towards you. » 2/02/14 3:00pm 2/02/14 3:00pm

Watch Steve Wozniak Talk About the Good Old Times at Apple—Because He's…

Listening to Woz during dinner and at the Gizmodo Gallery opening was some of the most enjoyable time of my life. His stories were absolutely fascinating. And not only the ones about The Other Steve, but all the technical stuff that he did back in the good old times, where computers were still fun and simple. » 6/25/12 1:20pm 6/25/12 1:20pm

Apple's Marketing Guru: The 1984 Ad Was More Successful Than Apple…

In 1984, Apple launched an ad campaign based on George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, which depicted IBM users as mindless followers and Mac users as visionaries and rebels. Now, the man behind it, Regis McKenna, has explained that he think it was more successful than the product it attempted to sell. » 3/05/12 4:57am 3/05/12 4:57am

UK Government Wants to Build a Database of Every Phone Call and Email

Seriously, what is going on in England? Isn't this the country that produced 1984? Has anyone read it lately? Because between the insane number of closed circuit cameras placed around Britain and now the governments desire to have an active database of every single phone call and email sent in the country, it's… » 5/20/08 10:20am 5/20/08 10:20am